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New Demand for Asian Carp Could Help Our Waterways
Posted on: 06/29/18

Carp are fun to shoot with a bow; now they're also a hot commodity–for those who know how to market them. In Two Rivers Fisheries in Kentucky it’s morbidly satisfying to watch silver carp being fed to a band saw. Especially...

Helpful Hints for Waterfowlers to Improve Hunting Success
Posted on: 06/21/18

Would you like to improve your waterfowling success and make each trip a bit safer and more enjoyable? These 30 tips from Ducks Unlimited could help. First, Avoid Foul Weather Fowl-ups - Duck caller reeds sometimes freeze or stick in frigid weather. Prevent gum-ups by using a product such as Rain-X or Aquapel that's made to deter rain, snow and ice buildup on windshields. A few drops rubbed on...

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Kansas Resident Firearm Either-Species Deer Permits Still Available
Posted on: 08/16/18

One hundred and thirty Kansas resident firearm Either-species, Either-sex deer permits are left after the computer drawing was completed in July. The leftover permits are valid during the firearm deer season, Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2018, in the Eastern Mule Deer Zone, which includes Deer Management Units (DMU) 3, 7, 4, 5, and 16. The leftover permits are available first-come, first served only through...

Kansas 2018 Dove Hunting Season Opens Sept 1st - Great Hunting On Public Lands
Posted on: 08/16/18

Kansas 2018 dove hunting season opens Sept 1st with great hunting on publicl Lands. At select wildlife areas around the state, managers turn designated fields into dove hunting hot spots by planting sunflowers or wheat. There are dove fields in all regions of the state, but...

Kansas 2018 Youth Dove Hunts Planned Near Glen Elder and St. Marys
Posted on: 08/16/18

Opening day of Kansas 2018 dove season is coming and there’s good reason Kansas families are blocking off the weekend of Sept. 1-2: it’s a great introductory season for new hunters. Youth dove hunts will be held at the Glen Elder Wildlife Area and Jeffrey Energy Center near St. Marys. Interested youth hunters must sign up by, contacting Shelly Gomez at (785) 575-6355 by Friday, Aug. 24. Hunters will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunts will be...

Grizzly in Yellowstone Die at Record Levels Ahead of Wyoming's Inaugural Hunt
Posted on: 08/16/18

Yellowstone-area grizzly bears are dying at a record clip ahead of Wyoming's first legal hunt in 44 years, though scientists and managers say they need more data to judge the mortality’s significance. Through the second week of August, 33 grizzlies have been found dead or deemed “probable” deaths, according to an online database maintained by...

Buckmasters 2018 Expo in Montgomery, Alabama Aug 17
Posted on: 08/15/18

Montgomery, Alabama will welcome the Buckmasters Expo back to town for its 25th year when it rolls into the Montgomery Convention Center on Friday Aug 17, 2018. The event, which many hunters herald as the unofficial opening of deer season, runs through the weekend. In addition...

Celebrate National Hunting-Fishing Day Sept 22 and Enter the Yamaha Outdoors Sweepstakes
Posted on: 08/15/18

Anglers, conservationists, hunters and others interested in the great outdoors are invited to take part in the annual National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration Sept. 22. Yamaha Outdoors is proud to sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day. Enter their 2018 sweepstakes by...

Florida Seeks Input at East Coast Workshops on Shore-Based Shark Fishing
Posted on: 08/15/18

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is gathering public input on shore-based shark fishing. Share your thoughts on the future management of this fishery by attending a public workshop. Workshops start at 6 p.m. local time...

Iowa 2018 Deer licenses on sale Aug 15
Posted on: 08/15/18

Licenses to pursue Iowa’s world class deer herd go on sale Aug. 15 at more than 700 license sales agents statewide and online. Resident Iowa hunters may purchase one any deer license for a gun season, one any deer license for...

Minnesota 2018 Wild Rice Harvesting Season Opens
Posted on: 08/15/18

Wild rice harvesting season occurs annually between Aug. 15 and Sept. 30 and wildlife managers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say it’s shaping up to be a challenging harvest season. More than 1,200 lakes and rivers in 54 counties contain wild rice, with concentrations of rice being the highest in...

NEPA Gives Jamaica Bird Hunters Nod To Shoot White-Tailed Deer
Posted on: 08/15/18

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) recently gave the green light to Jamaica game bird hunters to legally hunt the white-tailed deer that is wreaking havoc on crops in Portland and elsewhere. However, Damion Whyte, a member of the Invasive Alien Species Working Group, urged the hunters to be cautious in...

Wisconsin 2018 Bonus Fall Turkey Harvest Authorizations On-Sale Aug 18
Posted on: 08/15/18

New for 2018, one fall Wisconsin turkey harvest authorization is issued to each person purchasing a fall turkey license or conservation patron license, instead of being issued through a drawing. The sale begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, availability is as follows...